School. On Friday Anna had her first “Spirit Day” in school. It was “accessories day”. She was very excited to be able to wear so many things in her hair at the same time. She really enjoys school. There were moments in September when I was questioning myself and wondering if we had “robbed” her of a more traditional kindergarten experience by placing her in K-1 class, but it looks now that this was the right choice. Once she understood the expectations, she rose to meet them. She had mentioned that she had an evaluation last week and that Mrs J used her computer to give her “quizzes”. I don’t know the results of that evaluation yet – I assume she will share it with us during PTC days in early November.
Afterschool. I had to acknowledge to myself that while Anna will very likely progress a great deal in writing, this will not happen in math – simply because district kindergarten curriculum ends with simple addition and subtraction. Anna was begging for a while to resume our subscription to Dreambox, and we finally gave in. She managed to push through the roadblock she had last time – breaking two digit numbers into different sets of tens and ones, and she begs to play every evening.
Work. On one hand, I got a raise and an official promotion. On another hand, no amount of money can quite compensate the amount of stress I’ve been under lately. It was also the last minute for my best buddy at work, and my second best buddy has told me that she is leaving too. Ouch!
Places we are going. Last weekend we went to Anna’s class picnic. Almost all K families and some 1st grade families were there. It was fun to get to know Anna’s classmates and their parents more. We now have a few playdates lined up for the next couple of weeks. Interestingly, Anna is only interested in playdates with boys
Quote of the week. Mama, when you yell at me, I go into my brain stem, and I can’t understand you. I need to be in my cerebral cortex to start understanding. (for reference, I wasn’t yelling at her, I was just trying to explain to her that 78 cannot become 10 and 65. And as I found out later, the whole brain stem/cerebral cortex thing was explained in school through a song).
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